Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 220004

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
704 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 156 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

A band of stratus was affecting the eastern Ozarks early this
afternoon, but much of the remainder of the area had a mostly
sunny sky. Temperatures were ranging from the mid 40s to low 50s
with a northwest wind. High pressure will drift into the area this
evening with light winds and a mostly clear sky. Lows will be
chilly in the east with readings in the upper 20s to low 30s. A
bit warmer on the back side of the high with lows in the upper 30s

On Thursday, the high should be to the southeast of the area with
a return to southerly winds on the back side of the high and in
advance of a developing low in the high plains. Highs should climb
back into the 60s and may see some increasing fire danger
potential during the afternoon with decreasing humidity levels
into the 30s.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 156 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Upper ridging will build back into the area on Friday with highs
climbing back into the 60s. Some showers/thunder will be possible
as some shortwave energy moves across the area late in the day
Friday with an area of low pressure tracking into eastern Kansas
and across central MO Friday night into Saturday. Most of the
precipitation should occur out ahead of the low and should exit
east of the area later in the day Saturday.

After a generally dry day on Sunday, an active weather pattern is
expected to set up over the region from Sunday night through the
remainder of the long term period as deep southwesterly flow aloft
sets up ahead of a strong closed low out west. This will help to
draw in low level Gulf moisture back into the region and periods
of showers and thunderstorms as a frontal system sets up over the
area. Will need to monitor for heavy rain and flooding potential
as we get closer to that time frame, but the pattern seems to be
setting up for that.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening)
Issued at 702 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

A few high clouds will wander over the region through tonight and
Thursday morning. As we head into Thursday afternoon middle to
high level cloud cover will increase but will remain VFR through
the day.




SHORT TERM...Lindenberg
LONG TERM...Lindenberg
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